Deadline: 5 January 2014
Open to: those who are directly involved in the support system around the EVS volunteer on the hosting, sending or coordinating side
Venue: 12-16 March 2014 in the Czech Republic
SOHO aims at enhancing quality of European Voluntary Service (EVS) projects through development of essential competences of support persons. It also provides up-to-date information to its participants on the opportunities given by the new Erasmus+ Youth in Action programm from 2014.
The overall aim of the SOHO training course is to increase the quality of EVS activities through development of competencies (knowledge, skills and attitudes) of key actors involved in the support system around the volunteer in the EVS projects developed within the frame of the new European programme for youth starting in 2014.
The specific objectives of the SOHO course are:
- To get a better understanding of the concept of EVS as “learning service” and related quality aspects in EVS
- To improve the ability for co-operation and working in international partnership
- To reflect on the roles, responsibilities and challenges within the EVS volunteer support system
- To raise awareness of the learning dimension in EVS and provide tools for learning support
- To support the recognition of non-formal learning in EVS through the competent implementation of Youthpass
- To provide up-to-date information about the new European programme for youth
The SOHO training course is designed for those who are directly involved in the support system around the EVS volunteer (e.g. mentors and task-related support persons) on the hosting, sending and coordinating side. The support people play a crucial role in providing conditions for a quality voluntary service and creating opportunities for volunteer’s learning in EVS.
This training course is recommended for maximum 30 participants from Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine.
This project is financed by the Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the National Agencies involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your National Agency HERE to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.
Before applying please contact the National Agency of your residence country to check if it is involved in this project and committed to cover travel costs.
You can apply for this training via SALTO Online Application form, which can be found HERE. Please fill in the online form correctly before the deadline, which is set to 5 January 2014.
Check the Info pack HERE to see the information regarding this training in more detail.